Kundan Shah's 1983 directorial debut film "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro" will be re-released on Oct 26 this year.
The movie, which featured Naseeruddin Shah and Ravi Baswani in the lead roles, is a dark satire on Indian politics, bureaucracy, news media, business and corruption. It also featured an ensemble cast including Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Shah, Satish Kaushik, Neena Gupta, Deepak Qazir and Bhakti Barve.
"PVR Director's Rare in association with NFDC (National Film Development Corporation) will be re-releasing the digitally restored version of Kundan Shah's cult classic 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaroon' on the 26th of October 2012. The film will be re-released pan-India exclusively at PVR Cinemas only," Shiladitya Bora, head of PVR Director's Rare, told IANS.
The poster of the movie releasing again is doing rounds on social networking sites and has become a hit online.
When Kundan Shah planned to direct the movie, he applied for a loan of Rs 400,000. Much to his luck, National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) decided to fund the movie.
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"The initial budget of the movie was Rs 685, 000, but the production cost went up and finally it was made at a budget of Rs 725, 000," he earlier said.
The movie was not an instant hit at the box office when it was released in 1983, but it was later regarded as a cult classic and was considered as one of the 'Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films' by Indiatimes Movies. The film introduced a different kind of comedy into Indian cinema for the first time.
"Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro" is a story of a two photographers, played by Naseeruddin Shah and Ravi Baswani. The two men open a studio only to find themselves in a disastrous situation. A photographic assignment helps them to expose the reality of city builders, municipal officers and others.